Stamps of India – R Venkataraman – By India Post
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil releasing the Commemorative Postage Stamp on Late Shri R. Venkataraman, the former President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on April 18, 2012.
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal is also seen.
R. Venkataraman (4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who served as the eighth President of India. Venkataraman was born in Rajamadam village in Madras Presidency. He studied law and practised in the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court of India . In his young age, he was an activist of the Indian independence movement and participated in the Quit India Movement.He was appointed member of the Constituent Assembly and the provisional cabinet. He was elected to Lok Sabha four times and served as Union Finance Minister and Defence Minister. In 1984, he was elected the seventh Vice President of India and in 1987, he became the 8th President of India and served from 1987 to 1992.
Date Of issue:-18.04.2012.
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